Special Newsletter for International Youth Day 2015 | via UN Youth Envoy


International Youth
Day Newsletter
Join the United Nations as we celebrate International Youth Day 2015 and youth making a difference in their communities. For the month of August we will be highlighting youth making a change. Join us online all month using #YouthDay and #YouthNow. Don’t miss a chance to get involved.

August 12th Digital Surge
International Youth Day Celebration
Useful Resources

Congratulations to the Youth Leaders Featured in Times Square!
Featuring Young Leaders in Times Square for International Youth Day 2015
The Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with LG and with support from United Nations Millennium Campaign, is featuring inspiring stories and pictures of young people making a change in their community on the BIG SCREEN in Times Square, NYC! The 30 second video will play every 7 minutes from 3-17 August 2015 in one of the most bustling places on the planet, for the whole world to see!
Watch the live video in Times Square

During the month of August
#YouthNow Driving Change Online Exhibit
Each day for the month of August, in partnership with the UN Millennium  Campaign, we will share snapshots of #YouthNow making an impact in their community.

Read inspiring Stories & Photos


Congrats to Sheihk Khairul Rahaman! Winner of UN DESA #YouthDay Campaign on Youth Civic Engagement
View the other finalists here.

Inspiring Quotes on Youth
Check out inspiring quotes from the world leaders and UN Officials celebrating youth. We will be uploading them on twitter at @UNYouthEnvoy. Follow #YouthDay and #YouthNow.

For a full list of events, upcoming missions and opportunities visit our website

Useful Resources

Join the day-long International #YouthDay Digital Surge on Twitter!

We’d love to hear from youth and youth-led organizations globally. Join us from 9:00-9:30am EST to kick-off our day-long Twitter surge! Share with us what your organization is doing to empower youth in your community and around the world using #YouthDay & #YouthNow.

Click the image below for full details on the Twitter surge.

Featured Event: International Youth Day Event in the Philippines
The Youth Envoy will mark the International Youth Day with young people from Asia at large and from the Philippines in particular. On August 12, the Envoy will deliver opening remarks at the 3rd Asian Youth Forum. The UN Youth Envoy will also join the Filipino National Youth Day Celebration with 1,000 young people from the country, UN, government representatives, legislators, civil society partners, and donor organizations.

For more information click here.

Twitter Chat with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth @AhmadAlhendawi
Join the chat with Ahmad Alhendawi from 9:30-10:00 AM EST on 12 August and tweet your question for the Youth Envoy using #AskYouthEnvoy by 6pm EST August 11.

International #YouthDay events around the world
12 August 2015Organize an event to celebrate International Youth Day in your community, school, youth club, or workplace. You can get some ideas from the toolkit here. If you organize an event, let the UN knows about it sending an email to youth@un.org, and we’ll map it. The map is facilitated by UN-DESA.

International Youth Day 2015 video featuring the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his Envoy on Youth
Watch their joint video message below:

UN Video: International Youth Day 2015
UN Video: International Youth Day 2015

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Youth
“In this landmark year, as leaders prepare to adopt a bold new vision for sustainable development, the engagement of youth is more valuable than ever. At this critical moment in history, I call on young people to demand and foster the dramatic progress sourgently needed in our world. “
United Nations Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Youth 2015. Read Ban Ki-moon’s full message.

International Youth Day Event 2015 at the UN Headquarters
Organized by DESA and UNDP with the support of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development
12 August 201510 AM – 1PM
Location: ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ, New York
The event will be live-streamed. Click here for more information.

We’ll be live tweeting from the event. Follow @UNYouthEnvoy for tweets. 

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